Howard H. “Redman” Stuhr, 85, of Tipton, IA, formerly of Bennett, entered eternity on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 while under the care of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, after suffering a sudden stroke. A public visitation will be held on Sunday, April 3rd from 2 – 5 pm, at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton. A private family burial will take place on Monday, in the Inland Cemetery, Bennett, IA. In memory of Howard, memorials funds have been established for both the Tipton Ambulance and the Bennett Ambulance. Cards and memorials may be mailed to 217 E. 11th Street, Tipton, Iowa 52772. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Howard was born on Sunday, September 27, 1936, in Bennett, IA and was the son of Wilhelm and Edna Jane (Stuehm) Stuhr. Howard graduated with the Bennett High School Class of 1954. On May 3, 1958 Howard was united in marriage to Carole J. Wiese, at the Peace Church of Christ United in Bennett.
Until his retirement in 2004, Howard worked for Stuhr Brothers Construction; a family company that Howard and his brother Ralph started in 1960.
After Carole passed away Howard moved to Tipton where he found his social life continued involving old friends. Howard was a member of Peace Church in Bennett, he served on both the Bennett City Council and the Bennett Lions Club.
In the old days, Howard was a proud member of the Dixon Cornbelt semipro baseball league. On Friday and Saturday nights you could catch he and Carole on the dance floor dancing to the music of Deliverance, Keepin’ Time or any other bands in the area. Howard always enjoyed spending time with family, watching any sports on TV with a great fondness for the Boston Red Sox and the Iowa Hawkeyes. And after finally retiring from pounding nails, you knew you could find him shooting the breeze with the guys at the lumberyard in Tipton, at the Moeller Boys or the Family Restaurant.
Howard is survived by his four children, Kimberly (Brian) Hudson of Tipton, Kory Stuhr of Durant, Keely (Steve) Simon of Tipton, and Shannon (Colin) Hermiston of New Liberty; sister, Gladys Conrad of Clarence; 5 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Howard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carole; daughter, Kathy; grandson, Austin; sisters, Norma Wilkening and Elda Rixe and brothers, Elmer Stuhr and Ralph Stuhr.
Howard’s family would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Iowa City Hospice and the palliative nursing staff at UIHC for the wonderful care they provided.
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